KeNHA to open all closed road sections along Mombasa Road
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Acting Director-General, David Muchilwa has said all closed road sectionsalong the Mombasa Road will be opened starting October 15, 2021.
Muchilwa also said the JKIA-Mlolongo section will be opened on September 10, 2021.
The Westlands-James Gichuru section will be opened on September 30, 2021, with the Haile Selassie-UoN Roundabout, set to be opened on October 15, 2021.
KeNHA added that multi-agency teams have been dispatched to control traffic, in a bid to ensure rapid response in case of accidents, adequate and proper signage, and well-defined U-turn points.
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At the same time, motorists have been urged to keep within the speed limits and avoid driving on the construction site to minimize the dust.
“The Authority is determined to fast track the ongoing works as we assure all road users that we will continually provide adequate diversion for smooth flow of traffic,” said Muchilwa.
Nairobi is notorious for its traffic jams, but on Thursday last week the city experienced the worst snarl up with frustrated drivers venting their anger online, after spending better part of the night on the highway.
The gridlock happened on a stretch of road where a massive new expressway is being built, but the traffic jam was reportedly made worse by a road accident, with netizens calling on the contractors to provide alternative routes while the work was being carried out.